Welcome back to The Script Lab’s weekly screenwriting contest roundup – our gathering of all the latest in contest news, updates, and announcements for emerging screenwriters looking to make a splash. Screenwriting competitions are tried and true when it comes to planting a foot firmly in the appropriate door, so remember to check back often (every Monday) for the most up-to-date info on all the weekly winners and deadlines!
Contest News, Updates, and Announcements:
ScreenCraft has announced that they will once again be partnering with Orb Media Group for the 2nd annual China–Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship.
The grand prize winner of this 2018 China–Hollywood Fellowship will receive a WGA-scale option offer from Orb Media Group (up to $13,000+ depending on the budget scale of the feature film screenplay), plus a trip to the Shanghai Film Festival for meetings and mentorship.
Last year’s winners also joined us at the Shanghai Film Festival in June 2017 where ScreenCraft hosted a panel with filmmakers James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla) and Peter Chan (American Dreams in China).
ScreenCraft has announced semifinalists in the inaugural ScreenCraft Drama Screenplay Contest. The semifinalists will each be moving into the final rounds of the competition, which features a jury of literary agents, managers and development executives. The winner of the competition will receive $1000 dollars as well as introductions and consultations with leading industry figures.
The full list of semifinalists is available here.
Upcoming Screenwriting Contest Deadlines:
The following contest deadlines are fast approaching. Submit now!
San Francisco Indie Screenplay Competition – $55
Final Deadline 11/28
Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition – $65
Regular Deadline 12/14
WeScreenplay Feature Competition – $69
Final Deadline 12/15
ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Contest – $39
Early Deadline 12/16
ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Script Contest – $49
Final Deadline 12/30